May Day is just around the corner and although it’s not celebrated widely today, it’s a really lovely part of America’s European heritage and one that I like to recognize each year. May Day, celebrated on May 1st can be traced back to Rome and their annual Festival of Flora. This celebration of the summer… Read more.
I love gift giving and always enjoy the wrapping of the gift as much as the making of it. I like to play with wraps and papers, ribbons and bows but it can be tricky to get it looking ‘just right’. Tying the perfect bow can leave you cross and frustrated – which is no… Read more.
This is a sponsored post for Make It Fun Crafts. Good morning! We are feeling particularly Spring-like after the Easter weekend and even though there is still a little chill in the air here in Portland, Oregon the streets are filled with the color of cherry blossom, tulips and daffodils. We can’t help but feel… Read more.
I wanted to create a collection of personalized containers as part of my kitchen restyle (link) this week. It’s one of seventeen projects I created using my Cricut Explore for the Design Space Star competition and one I am super happy with. These patterns use elements from the design I used for the Scandinavian apron… Read more.
I loved giving these Olive Oil, Vinegar and Salt & Pepper grinders our own stamp of creativity. As part of our entry into Cricut’s Design Star Space competition we created these fresh yet classic text transfers to add a little individuality in our kitchen restyle. This is one of those projects that just wouldn’t be… Read more.
Happy Friday! To complete our set of Easter DIY projects we had to make a felt Easter bunny. How cute is this little guy? He is so easy to make with just a little bit of felt, embroidery thread and beads. You can download and print the tutorial below and use the step-by-step tutorial to… Read more.
How gorgeous is this mug collection? I spoke a little in my kitchen restyle post about my love for both Scandinavian design and traditional Native American art and these designs pull those two great styles together perfectly. The geometric shapes mix beautifully with the simple Scandinavian outlines. I chose a gold and black color palette… Read more.
I recently teamed up with Cricut and Creativebug to film a number of tutorials for you to watch and learn some of the techniques involved in making some of my paper projects. Up first is the video on how to make your own paper hydrangea. It was the obvious choice to shoot this tutorial first… Read more.
I remember when my daughter was little she would come out of school on Valentine’s Day with candy, notes, pictures, pencils and stickers falling out of her school bag and every pocket of her winter jacket. This little desktop mailbox is the perfect solution. We’ve included two color options and space to add your child’s… Read more.
I was recently asked by FloraCraft® to create a piece of wall art using their Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets. My paper succulent wreath was so popular that I just had to come up with a fun twist on the design for Valentine’s Day. This 3D heart makes a bold statement on any wall but I… Read more.
Make some easy Valentine’s Day decorations for your party this year with this simple garland. All you will need is a stack of paper hearts that you can create with a heart punch, cut with scissors or on your cutting machine. Once trimmed, arrange in sets of varying colors and sew with a wide stitch… Read more.
It is time to bring some spring and a touch of green into my decor! The first thing that comes to my mind is a topiary, inspired by an English garden and one of my favorite shows. . . Downton Abby that just started its new season. Yay! This adorable little green arrangement is the… Read more.
During the holidays, we shared a post about decorating for a modern holiday. We created a star burst wall art to add some fun DIY drama in a palette of golds. Many of you commented and asked for the tutorial. Our busy holiday schedule pushed this post back, but we decided to make a new… Read more.
If you are anything like me, my pets are like my kids. I know, pretty sappy. Of course if I am making stockings for the family then the pets should have one too. Right? We have designed a set of pet faces that are mix and match so you can make your own dog or… Read more.
Only one week until Christmas! Continuing with our adorable felt animal ornament series, today we are sharing with you the pattern and tutorial for the raccoon. I just love this little guy holding his red mushroom. How cute will he be on top of your gift or hanging from your tree. This raccoon was made… Read more.
I am back from my trip to London and have all kinds of great projects to get up before Christmas! The next felt ornament is this adorable little felt bear wearing his red scarf. This little bear is so easy to make. I used gorgeous wool felt blend from Benzie Design’s Etsy shop. For the… Read more.
There is nothing that says Christmas better than the traditional red and green color mix. This gorgeous paper Christmas wreath is something you can make and decorate with year after year as it will always me a handcrafted treasure. The wreath includes holly leaves and berries, mistletoe leaves and berries as pine needles adding a… Read more.
This is the second in our felt animal gift toppers and ornament series. You can find the little fox in this post. We have provided a template for you to use to cut all of your felt pieces. I used wool blend felt from Benzie Design’s Etsy shop in the colors of Smoke for the… Read more.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I am in London this week debuting my new paper craft kits. Very exciting! Trips like this always throw off my blog schedule, so my plan to start my series of felt animals has been delayed for a few day. Let’s get… Read more.
The last few weeks, I have been enjoying the wonderful holiday fruits from my The Fruit Company. When they asked me to share my tips on how to create a gorgeous fruit centerpiece, I jumped at the opportunity. Once upon a time, in a past life of mine, I owned a little flower shop. We… Read more.